|Bottom color is white on all designs.|
The new Pasha 3 is a superb tandem wing for both professional and recreational tandem pilots. Thanks to the very easy take-off and great landing behaviour the glider is well suited to commercial use. Its excellent performance combined with light and precise handling will delight cross-country pilots.
Design, materials and colours
The Pasha 3 is an elliptical canopy with 54 cells and flat aspect ratio of 5.35. Mac Para use their latest “Pg” software to aid design, giving cleaner sails and therefore offering less drag to the airflow, and giving improved glide performance. The classic construction with diagonal V-tapes and a system of de-powering lines and tapes gives the canopy stability and helps maintain a clean profile. Lines are attached to every second rib and this construction allows the lines to be reduced to two tiers except at the wing tip. To improve the sink rate whilst in big ears a wide area of the surface is attached to the outermost lines and those lines are reduced to three tiers. A very simple line layout employing 3 A, B and C and 2 D main lines allows easy preparation prior to take off. The Pasha 3 has a 5 point riser including a trimmer system with claw buckles. Additionally the risers are split to facilitate Big Ears. The positioning of the outermost A line makes progressive closure easy. We pay great attention to small details. The Pasha 3 is equipped as standard with brake handles with a swivel and magnetic clips. Velcro closures on the wingtips make access easier to remove any sand, grass or small stones from the glider.
The Pasha 3 is manufactured using the paragliding industries well established lightweight material with excellent durability; Skytex 40, from Porcher Sport (NCV). Because for any glider, the part that always wears out first is the leading edge, we use Skytex 40 with double water repellent coating E77A for this. For the less stressed areas of the sail we use Skytex 40 with E38A coating. For the supporting and diagonal ribs we use Skytex 40 with “hard finish” coating E29A. This gives the advantage of a sail that is both lightweight and very durable. Lines on Pasha 3 are made from the well-established Edelrid lines series A-6843 of differing diameters.
The Pasha 3 has 3 new standard colour patterns (red, gold and orange) derived from that used first on the Envy with the MAC "M” in the centre of the canopy. There are also three non standard colours (turquoise, white and violet). Check for availability with your dealer. The glider is delivered with the Bronco rucksack, spreader bars, T-shirt, user manual, compression strap and repair kit. For professionals the MAC Carry Pack is available as an optional extra (or alternative).
Like the Pasha 2 the glider inflates very easily in all conditions even in a light, nil or cross wind. The Pasha 3 has pleasant ground handling characteristics. The canopy does not over-shoot the pilot. Only a few steps with lightly applied brakes and you are in the third dimension. The Pasha 3 is very stable in flight with good speed even when lightly loaded. The handling is precise in turns and not tiring even on long flights thanks to the special trailing edge bunching brake system. This brake system pulls together the trailing edge when applying the brakes. Just a short brake input is needed for a flat turn. Trimmers offer you more safety and control of speed when you have a lighter passenger or when the wind is strong. Maximum speed can be achieved with released trimmers. The maximum speed measured with a high wing loading is 42-43 km/h. Spiral dive is easy to enter. The Pasha 3 is not spiral stable, meaning that the glider exits the spiral when the pilot releases the brakes and returns his weight-shift to a neutral position. The exit is quite simple and the pitch remains well damped. The landing is the biggest improvement when compared to the Pasha 2. The flare is nice with good control of speed. With good piloting you do not need to take a step forward when landing, specially if you open the trimmers before landing.
The Pasha 3 is available in sizes 38 m2 and 42 m2.
The use of high-quality materials and constant quality control during our own MAC PARA manufacturing process together with consistent development work produces high quality products. We are proud of them.
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|Biplace||Pasha 3-38||Pasha 3-42|
|Zoom flat [%]||95,5||100|
|Area flat [m2]||38,51||42,23|
|Area projected [m2]||34,47||37,80|
|Span flat [m]||14,35||15,03|
|Aspect ratio flat||5,35||5,35|
|Root chord [m]||3,35||3,51|
|Weight range [kg]*||120-195||145-220|
|Min. speed [km/h]||22-24||22-24|
|Max. speed [km/h]||36-38||36-38|
|Top speed [km/h] (accelerator)||41-43||41-43|
|Min. sink rate [m/s]||1,1||1,1|
|DHV 1-2||* pilot equipped|